Talk:India to build aircraft carrier by 2012

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I appreciate these stories, but they are reporting on more than one thing in the same article.

The bit about China deserves its own article. It's confusing to the reader to suddenly be reading about something else.

Also, I read the linked articles, but missed the assertion that nine countries have this capability. We need a source for this assertion.

I'll wait a bit to avoid overwriting another editor's edits. — DV 08:46, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks to the anon IP for pointing out that Wikipedia made this claim. The Wikipedia article also clarified that India already operates a carrier, so what is new in this story is that India will be building a carrier within its own shipyard for the first time. The Xinhua story didn't make that clear.
I also merged a bit of duplicated info into an earlier graf, to present the info in an inverted pyramid style (most important to least important).
Finally, I moved the inline external references into the Sources section, and added the Wikipedia article to the See also to clarify the source of the "nine countries" assertion, as this is not a widely-known fact. — DV 09:34, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Thanks to the anon IP for moving the China bit out. By the way, a working group submitted an increase for the Chinese military budget at the recent National People's Congress, so perhaps the separate article could center on that recent development to make it newsworthy. — DV 09:51, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)